We had a fantastic Prelim #4 at Dogwood Nashville. We heard lots of good songs! We had a new songwriter to Nashville win the music judges round, Morgan Ivory had never played in Music City before. He wowed the judges with his excellent song, “Take It Easy One Me”.
1- Joe Anselm
2- Amanda Fama
3- Tosh Newman
4- Troy Hanna
5- Jessi Lyn
6- PB Hendrix
7- Patrick O’Çonnor
8- Jordan Allen
9- Jake Ingamar
10- Addison Simmons
11- Chuck Richard
12- Zach Hartman
13- Joey Dee
14- Seth Mills
15- Benny Jenkins
16- Douglas Allen
17- Morgan Ivory and James Hart
18- Courtney Wite
19- Clarissa Purcell
20- Elton Boller
Jordan Allen (Audience Winner)
Morgan Ivory and James Hart (Judges Winner)
Jordan, Morgan and James will come back and join 19 other writers for the semi-final round to be held Monday March 16, 2020 at 7PM at Dogwood Nashville. The finals will be held Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7PM at Dogwood Nashville.
Sandy is the CEO of The Song Tuner, a community and service for songwriters that offers song critiques, and her popular Pitch to Pro Pipeline, which provides an opportunity for songwriters to present their songs to reputable song pluggers who have a track record of cuts.
Sandy is also a hit songwriter with her songs appearing on sales of over 25 million CDs, having been cut by The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, Anne Murray, & Kenny Rogers and many others.
Learn more at: thesongtuner.com
COREY LEE BARKER
Corey Lee Barker is the creative director at MC1 Nashville Music Publishing, and has over 700 cuts in various genres such as Christmas, Country, Christian, Pop/Rock, Reggae, Polka, Comedy, Children’s music, TV and film.
He has received multiple nominations for songwriter of the year by the Tennessee Songwriters Association (2 time winner), Inspirational Country Music Association (2018 winner), World Songwriting Awards (2 time winner) Texas Country Music Association and the North America Country Music Association International (2012 winner) and has 9 #1 songs in the Christian Country Genre.
He has written songs for T Graham Brown, William Shatner, Neal McCoy, Daryle Singletary, Cledus T Judd, Vince Gill, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Jeff Bates, TG Sheppard, Johnny Lee, Bill Anderson, Buddy Jewell, Jason Jones (Warner Brothers), Lucas Hoge, Cash Creek, Home Free, Chris Golden. You’ll also find some of his music on the Grammy winning album “Come Share The Wine” by Jimmy Sturr.
TV placements include SMALLVILLE, THE MESSENGERS, HALLMARK CHANNEL, BIRTH OF A LEGEND, ROAD TO CHRISTMAS, HOPE AT CHRISTMAS, ANIMAL PLANET, HBO, and GAC and NETFLIX.
In 2015 Corey penned the Amazon best seller “Hit Happens” and recently released his second book “101 Ways to Get Your Songs Recorded.”
If you need a song for your next project he is open to all artists big or small.
Learn more at: MCI Nashville
Jason was the very first winner of Rising Star, when we started the contest 10 years ago.
Since that time, Jason was the former lead singer of the ACM nominated 4 time top 40 band “The Lost Trailers.”
Jason now focuses his time developing new artists, and has made a name for himself writing and producing projects from country to pop to Rock.
Jason’s most recent success story is “Sweet Tea Trio” who was recently signed to Kid Rock and Ken Levitan (Vector Management) management. Jason produced their 6 song EP and wrote 2 of their songs.
Jason recently spent time with Kid Rock penning songs for his next project.
Jason is launching Nashville Artist Development University very soon. NADU is a subscription based online service where emerging songwriters and artists can learn the music business, and how to avoid costly mistakes
Learn more at: NashvilleArtistDevelopment.com